Tirez sur le Pianiste

by Armen Nalbandian

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"the concept here definitely informs the music with noise, beat, and melody combining to create a soundscape much like the visual work of Basquiat...the album holds together well enough to make Nalbandian an artist to watch, and the music something that could hold its own at Low End Theory in Los Angeles. A highly recommended listen for fans of the beat scene."
-Culture Remixed

“To Repel Ghosts transports the listener into a world of bewildering and enchanting soundscapes that are barely perceptible to have originated at the keys. Nalbandian works in careful circles, building slowly from understated rhythms into soft symphonies and back again. His array of floating melodies and elementary rhythms blend simplicity and intricacy, forming a unique and understated sound."
-Squeegie Sounds

To Repel Ghosts is an experimental electronic production and live instrumentation album comprising eleven compositions by Nalbandian.


released September 14, 2009

Recorded at Nemesis Studios August 2007

Engineered & mixed by Armen Nalbandian

Produced by Armen Nalbandian for Blacksmith Brother Music

Armen Nalbandian | laptop/fender rhodes

**All compositions composed by Armen Nalbandian and published by Blacksmith Brother

Special Thanks: Ara Nalbandian, Chris Bravo & Noise Boutique, Nate Gilbert, and Wax Poetics, Ubiquity Records, Def Jux


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Armen Nalbandian Los Angeles, California

'' armen nalbandian is a truly great modern musician with an expansive understanding of the jazz tradition and then some. he has a completely open mind and big open ears. his work on prepared fender rhodes is a revelation to someone like me who grew up hearing that instrument in the way it was used in the 70s. armen can massage the jazz and can find the music and beauty in noise.''
-Matthew Shipp
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